Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It Is Not Falling Into Water - Thomas Watson

It is not falling into water that drowns, but lying in it. It is not falling into sin that damns, but lying in it without repentance.

Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pleasure in the Way - Matthew Henry

Wisdom saith, 'This is the way, walk in it'; and you shall not only find life at the end, but pleasure in the way. That which is the only right way to happiness we must resolve to travel, and to proceed and persevere in it, whether it be fair or foul, pleasant or unpleasant: but it is a great encouragement to a traveller, to know that his way is not only the right way, but a pleasant way: and such the way to heaven is.

Taken from the book The Pleasantness of a Religious Life by Matthew Henry 1714

Friday, April 26, 2013

Before Thou Canst Be In Heaven - George Swinnock

Heaven must be in thee before thou canst be in heaven.

George Swinnock 1627-1673

Taken from the book A Puritan Golden Treasury


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

If He Paid Our Debt of Sin - Samuel Bolton

If he paid our debt of sin, certainly we owe a debt of service.

Taken from the book The True Bounds of Christian Freedom 

by Samuel Bolton 1645

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sometimes Twenty Years - Thomas Brooks

God oftentimes works grace in a silent and secret way and takes sometimes five, sometimes ten, sometimes fifteen, sometimes twenty years; yea, sometimes more, before he will make a clear and satisfying report of his own work upon the soul.

Taken from the book Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance by Thomas Brooks 1654

Monday, April 22, 2013

If You Ask Me Why God Should Love Us - D.L. Moody

If you ask me why God should love us, I cannot tell. I suppose it is because He is a true Father. It is His nature to love; just as it is the nature of the sun to shine.

Taken from the book Day by Day with DL Moody  DL Moody  1837-1899

Friday, April 19, 2013

I Live As Though - Martin Luther

I live as though Christ died yesterday, rose again today, and is coming tomorrow.

Martin Luther 1483-1546

Quoted in the book Promises Kept – The Message of the New Testament by Mark Dever

Page 394

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Have Committed Such Great Sins - William Bridge

I have committed and do commit such and such great sins; have I not reason, and just reason, to be discouraged?
No! for discouragement itself is a sin, another sin, a gospel sin. My sin against the law is no just cause why I should sin against the gospel.
Taken from the book A Lifting Up for the Downcast
William Bridge 1600-1671

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To Venture Upon The Occasion Of Sin - Thomas Brooks

To venture upon the occasion of sin, and then to pray, Lead us not into temptation, is the same as to thrust thy finger into the fire, and then pray that it may not be burnt.

Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

He Said Feed My Sheep - Oswald Chambers

After the resurrection, Jesus Christ did not invite the disciples to a time of communion on the Mount of Transfiguration; He said – "Feed my sheep."

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, April 15, 2013

Great Has Been the Blessing - George Mueller

Great has been the blessing from consecutive, diligent, daily study. I look upon it as a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of God.
George Mueller 1805-1898

Friday, April 12, 2013

Under The Management of the Divine Physician - Henry Venn

Irregular self-love, and ignorance of the benefits of affliction, make us often impatient to see our dear friends freed from suffering; though the painful operation is all for health, and under the management of the Divine Physician, who bled for us on the cross.

Taken from the book Letters of Henry Venn Henry Venn 1724-1797

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Prayed for Faith - D.L.Moody

I prayed for Faith, and thought that someday Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come.

One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, 'Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.' I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since.

D.L.Moody 1837-1899

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Vigor of Our Spiritual Life - George Mueller

The vigor of our Spiritual Life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.
George Mueller 1805-1898

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Since an intercessor is given to us - Hugh Binning

Since an intercessor is given to us above, how are we bound to be intercessors for others below.
Taken from the book Christian Love by Hugh Binning 1627-1653

Monday, April 8, 2013

Intended To Make us Rejoice - John Calvin

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
John Calvin 1509-1564

Friday, April 5, 2013

To Please God It Is Also Essential To - William Wilberforce

 To so please God, it is also essential to guard against all the distractions of worldly cares. It needs the cultivation of heavenly-mindedness and a spirit of continual prayer. It requires you to watch incessantly over the workings of your own deceitful heart.

Taken from the book Real Christianity by William Wilberforce 1797


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nothing Escapes the Lord's Notice - Ignatius

 Nothing escapes the Lord's notice - indeed, even our hidden secrets are present to him. So let us act in everything we do as if he were dwelling within us, so that we may be his temples and he may be our God within us. Indeed, that is already the case, and will appear obvious to the extent we love him.


Ignatius circa 37-117

Taken from the book The Wisdom of the Apostolic Fathers


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Sin Is Not Mortified When - John Owen

A sin is not mortified when it is only diverted

Taken from the book The Mortification of Sin by John Owen 1656


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

To Rid Themselves Out Of Trouble - Thomas Watson

Many, to rid themselves out of trouble, run themselves into sin. When God has bound them with the cords of affliction, they go to the devil to loosen their bands. Better it is to stay in affliction than to sin ourselves out of it.

Taken from the book Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson 1620-1686


Monday, April 1, 2013

When There Is No Sorrow for Sin - John Owen

Sin may be the occasion of great sorrow, when there is no sorrow for sin.

John Owen 1616-1683

Taken from the book A Puritan Golden Treasury